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Old 11-23-2009, 12:33 PM
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Default 98' 2.5cly v8 swap questions

hey guys i have a 98' ranger with the 2.5 and 5sp combo. i want to put a v8 in there but i want to ask you guys for your opinion, 4.6 2 or 3 valve, 5.0, or the almighty LS1. i need streetablity, affordablity, and it has to be reliable. the hardest part will probally be the wiring harness because is want to have a/c ect.

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:56 PM
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If you want to keep the ac and stuff, with as little hassle as possible, go with the 5.0. The 4.6 will fit (I have a 4 valve in mine) but ac is a really tough thing to keep.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:19 PM
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If you want to keep the ac and stuff, with as little hassle as possible, go with the 5.0. The 4.6 will fit (I have a 4 valve in mine) but ac is a really tough thing to keep.
well i really dont need it (never had a car/truck with it until now) but id like to have it tho. i like the 4.6, but i love the ls1. but i dont know how easy its gonna be to match ford and chevy parts.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:08 PM
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i would go with a 5.0 explorer swap you get to keep evry thing im also doing a v8 swap on an 98
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:34 PM
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i would go with a 5.0 explorer swap you get to keep evry thing im also doing a v8 swap on an 98
or should i do I rods and arp head studs and alot of boost on the 2.5?
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:25 PM
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turbos are a lot of fun if you get it set up right
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Default 2.5 to 5.0 swap

sorry newbee . gta 2.5 99 ranger died and ive been gutting it out for a 5.0 so so so confused about wiring dnt know which way to run with the ball. i have an 88 thunderbird i would like to use but cant seem to find the right info on wiring it up after a swap
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